IT had long been the desire of the author to know from what country the ancestor of the Shuey family came. In conversation with different members of the family, he was surprised to find how little they knew of the family, of its ancestors, and of the different branches, who had well nigh lost the connection with one another. In 1872 he visited Dayton, Ohio, and a copy of the pic-nic paper came into his hands. From this it appeared that some at least had made an effort to retain the family connection. Believing that his desire could be met by the aid of this clue, he earnestly set to work; but for a long time his search was in vain, and had it not been for his persevering nature the task would have been abandoned.